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Definition of "horse" []

  • A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short-haired coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads. (noun)
  • An adult male horse; a stallion. (noun)
  • Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species E. przewalskii or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse. (noun)
  • A frame or device, usually with four legs, used for supporting or holding. (noun)
  • Sports A vaulting horse. (noun)
  • A domesticated perissodactyl mammal, Equus caballus, used for draught work and riding: family Equidae (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The adult male of this species; stallion (noun)
  • Any other member of the family Equidae, such as the zebra or ass (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Horsemen, esp cavalry (noun)
  • A padded apparatus on legs, used for vaulting, etc (noun)
  • A narrow board supported by a pair of legs at each end, used as a frame for sawing or as a trestle, barrier, etc (noun)
  • A contrivance on which a person may ride and exercise (noun)
  • A mass of rock within a vein of ore (noun)
  • A rod, rope, or cable, fixed at the ends, along which something may slide by means of a thimble, shackle, or other fitting; traveller (noun)
  • Drawn by a horse or horses (noun)
  • To provide with a horse or horses (verb)
  • To put or be put on horseback (verb)
  • To move (something heavy) into position by sheer physical strength (verb)

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Use "horse" in a sentence
  • "So, since the real essence (the atomic constitution) of a horse is unknown to us, our word ˜horse™ cannot get its meaning from that real essence."
  • "Hence white horse, the extension of ˜white horse™, is not the same as (identical to) horse, the extension of ˜horse™."
  • "His most famous line, “A white horse is not a horse, ” deals with the important distinction between “horse, ” “white, ” and “white horse."